The West continues to send weapons to Ukraine in the war against Russia, supporting it with drones, missiles, tanks or combat aircraft. And also with bombs like GLSDB, a device created expressly by the US to combat the Russian invasion. A “winged” guided bomb, similar to a missile, that It aims to be a revolution in the counteroffensive and turn around the campaign.
At a press conference held in Kyiv, US Undersecretary of State Victoria Nuland confirmed that these high-precision bombs, which are launched by rocket, are already “on their way” to the Ukrainian front. “
According to the European publication Politico, citing official US sources, the weapons would arrive this Wednesday, and the Pentagon had also confirmed its intention to send this type of weapons to Ukraine. “The United States supports with new investments and new weapons systems such as small-caliber bombs, which are already on their way to the front”explained the undersecretary.
GLSDB, Ukraine’s new bombs for the war against Russia: created by the US and similar to a missile
Jointly developed by Saab and Boeing, the GLSDB – short for Ground Launched Small Diameter Bomb – will be used for the first time by Ukraine, which receives them before they have been included in the US Army inventory.
These munitions have a range of up to 150 kilometers, guided rockets that would increase the firing range of the M142 HIMARS system compared to the 70 reached by the missiles it currently uses.
The Ukrainian army hopes to increase the effectiveness of its attacks on Russian rear supply routes, and hit targets in part of the occupied Crimean peninsula.
The bomb has the ability to perform non-ballistic trajectories and maneuvers to attack targets that cannot be reached by conventional direct fire weapons. Thus, one of its main advantages is that It can be launched from hidden and protected rocket launch sites to avoid detection by enemy forces, as well as attack targets in 360º.